What Does The New Atlanta Marijuana Ordinance Mean?

You may have heard that Atlanta recently passed a city ordinance that “decriminalizes” the possession of marijuana, but what exactly does that mean? The Atlanta City Council recently voted unanimously to make the penalty for possession of one ounce or less a mere $75.00 fine. That is a big change from the former sentence thatRead More

Don’t Let a DUI Ruin your New Year

The easiest way to avoid getting pulled over for drinking and driving, is to NOT drive after consuming any amount of alcohol. While we do not want you to drive after drinking, if you do get pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI), be sure to follow our guidelines laid out below. Being forewarnedRead More

What are Cyber Crimes?

Georgia cyber crime law distinguishes criminal acts of stalking, harassment, and intimidation by way of computer, computer network, or other electronic communication device. Telephones are considered cyber devices. Communication could be by email, social media platform, or another application that accesses the internet. Cyber crimes can be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the seriousness of theRead More

Underage DUIs

Laws governing a minor in possession of alcohol, underage consumption, and underage DUIs are harsh. In these laws, a minor refers to anyone who has not reached the legal drinking age of 21. The state of Georgia has a zero tolerance policy on minors who drive under the influence. Minors are prohibited to drive aRead More

What Happens if you Violate Probation?

If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in the state of Georgia, chances are you will be sentenced to probation for a period of time instead of or after serving time in jail. During probation, you are required to abide by certain rules and regulations that are often strictly enforced. Violating theseRead More

Blood Test After DUI Test Refusal

McAllister v. Georgia (2006) allows law enforcement to take a blood sample from someone arrested for DUI who has refused to take a chemical breath test under Georgia’s law of implied consent. The officer must obtain a search warrant and, like any procedure related to a DUI arrest, the blood test must be properly conducted.Read More

What are your rights during a police search?

The police arrive at your front door after receiving a call. They ask if they can come inside but don’t have a warrant. The decision you must make is very important. Should you let them inside or refuse? Many people believe they must always let law enforcement in. Most attorneys would advise you against allowing law enforcement toRead More

Avoiding Accidents in Wet Weather

We’ve had an especially wet summer. While it is always important to have your full attention on the road, it is especially important while it’s raining. Staying alert helps prevent accidents that can cause injuries and have other devastating impacts. Unfortunately, many drivers do not pay enough attention when weather conditions take a bad turn. RainRead More

What if I’m hit by an uninsured driver?

This question is very common. Nearly 12% of all Georgia drivers do not have car insurance coverage. If you are in an accident, there is a 1 in 8 chance that you will be in an accident with someone who does not have adequate car insurance. If you been in an accident with someone whoRead More

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

Mandatory minimum sentencing laws set minimum prison time for specific crimes. The laws and penalties have become quite severe to crack down on certain crimes. Normally, a judge or jury determines the punishment a defendant will receive after being found guilty. Judges do not have the legal jurisdiction to lower jail time when there areRead More